College Physics Problem 1.2.6

What is the height in meters of a person who is 6 ft 1.0 in. tall? (Assume that 1 meter equals 39.37 in.)


First, convert 6 ft to inches

6ft= 6ft timesfrac{12in}{1 ft}=72 in

Add the 1.0 inch

72 in+1 in = 73 inches

So, the total height of the person is 73 inches. We convert this to meters to come up with the desired unit.

73 intimesfrac{1m}{39.37 in}=1.85 meters

So, the height of the person is 1.85 meters.